Lawmakers in Washington tighten belts amid automatic budget cuts

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 30, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    Mark B--how could miss that? Just one vacation to India was a billion dollars. Then there was Spain, Martha's Vineyard, Vail Colorado, and a couple to Hawaii.

    Pagan--your fixation on Bush does not excuse the theft of tax payers money. Vacations to Camp David, and his Texas ranch were more in line of belt tightening.

    I don't know of anybody giving permission for tax money to Obama vacations. Remember when he sent Air Force One, from Hawaii back to Washington DC to bring their pet dog? That's not tightening the belt.

  • m.g. scott LAYTON, UT
    March 30, 2013 8:17 p.m.

    Well Pagan, Obama is only 3 trillion away from doubling the debt again. And he has almost 4 more years to do it in. I'll take the odds he will accomplish that feat by the time he leaves office.

    Now for the humorous part of your post. Bush took one thousand and twenty days of vacation. Or in other words, around 3 years. I'll bet even Mark B above is having a hard time believing that one.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    Bush took 1020 days of vacation.

    Obama? 72.

    Where were the 'financial conservatives' when Bush doubled our national debt?

    'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times

    'President Bush has nearly DOUBLED the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 30, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    Could worf break that "hundreds of millions" down so that we can make sure he's not just making things up?

  • ken12s North Salt Lake, UT
    March 30, 2013 9:18 a.m.

    We can only hope this pinch really hurts all of the our representatives!!! It's about time they hired a business consultant to cut all the fat from the budgets they all have enjoyed for tooooo long!!!! :(

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 29, 2013 11:39 p.m.

    The Obama's have received hundreds of millions in benefits.

    Will our commander set an example by lowering this?